Giving creates happiness, study finds

/ Jul 12, 2017

Giving creates happiness, study finds

What inspires humans to acts of generosity? Economists, psychologists and philosophers have pondered this question for millenniums. If one assumes that behavior is primarily motivated by self-interest, it seems illogical to willingly sacrifice resources for others. In an attempt to solve this paradox, some experts have ...

/ May 23, 2017

Good-looking scientists perceived as 'less able': study

People are more interested in learning about the work of attractive scientists, but they see these good-looking researchers as less able than their average-appearing counterparts, a study suggested Monday. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) highlights the biases that ...

/ May 23, 2017

'Smart genes' account for 20% of intelligence: study

Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence, 40 of which have been identified as such for the first time. The findings also turned up a surprising connection between intelligence and autism that could one day help shed light on ...

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brains of 'superagers' shrink more slowly

The brain shrinks as people age, but a select group of elders known as "superagers" lose less brain volume than others, which may help them stay sharp, researchers said Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association show that superagers, 80 and ...